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asksqn
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asksqn,
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10/26/2014 | 4:41:23 PM
One ring to rule them all
Neither Google's Inbox nor MS's Delve are necessary to organize email meaningfully - just use Evernote.  It does anything you can possibly conceive either intrinsically or with an app repository such as IFTTT. 
Technocrati
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10/24/2014 | 10:47:20 PM
Not So Fast: Compatibility Issue

Will it cause IT headaches when the services butt heads?

 

This is a very relevant question to techies because from what I recall these two  ( MS  and Google ) do not work very well together and as a result I feel a headache coming on.

Technocrati
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10/24/2014 | 10:42:36 PM
Re: Interesting

I am glad to see real competition and innovation coming to the realm of email.   There is no reason to reinvent the wheel, but some " fine tuning and practical enhancements" are always welcome.

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10/24/2014 | 1:46:30 PM
On the consumer side...
I don't really see any need beyond what we already have.  Sure, the 1000 of 1020 emails which haven't been read need to be handled some way (they just can't go in the trash, can they?).  If you really have need for 1000+ e-mails to be readily accessible, you probably can afford to pay for a really great e-mail client for your phone.
BruceHarpham
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10/24/2014 | 1:40:26 PM
Google has the lead in email
Whenever I contrast my Gmail account to a corporate email (run by Outlook), Gmail always wins in easy of use, especially in search. Microsoft may yet win here yet I wonder if they can compete or build something comparably strong to Google's email search.
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10/24/2014 | 10:42:14 AM
Re: Two Lions coming from two sides; One deer to hunt
I've always felt that email programs did not understand communication. They are rigid, treating messages as files, with all the restrictions that come with that. All the interfaces have basically been the same -- linear and brittle, giving the user little flexibility to turn that flow of communication to meet their needs. Certainly they have not been agile.

Now we have a new machine-based approach. We've had other ones, maybe these are better. Maybe not. As long as we look at email as "content" and not a "message" we may be headed down the wrong road. 

And didn't "invitation only" used to be called "Beta test"?
Charlie Babcock
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10/23/2014 | 3:47:10 PM
Inbox versus Delve
Google moved into email long after other vendors should have sued up the market. Not it's moving into advanced email with a brand that, let's say, appeals to the iPhone user. I would ask, who's winning the mobile war and use that as a clue as to what the future portends in this contest.
zaious
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10/23/2014 | 1:54:53 PM
Two Lions coming from two sides; One deer to hunt
It appears that the approach taken by Google and MSFT are from two different angles -one is trying from enterprise side and other from consumer side. And, both are willing to 'spill in' to the other side. At this moment, the ideas are appeliing. If they really work, the office culture (and daily lives) are going to change a lot. 
jagibbons
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10/23/2014 | 11:53:57 AM
Interesting
I'm interested to see how this will play out between Google and Microsoft. Email is still a big part of my daily communications, both personally and professionally. Dealing with the volume is a challenge, especially for finding critical information. If the respective tools are really able to deliver what is promised, then this should be welcome news to most email users.


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